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(An editorial introduction to the 1976 Federation of Historical Bottle Collectors' 1976 Exposition [St. Louis] booklet)
(Fosfo-Cola, and imitdator of the famous trademarked Coca-Cola bottle.  Made in Mexico, the strikingly similar were taken off the market quicklly and therefore have become valued colectors' items.)  [Bottles & Extras magazine – Sept. 1997]
(The Antique Trader Price Guide [Feb. 1985] special focus on Soft Drink Bottles – a chronological history with current-at-the-time prices.)  Full color cover by Bert Seal.
(Original manuscript text without illlustrations.)  [See #156 for published version.]

(The article as published in the May/June 2008 issue of Bottles & Extras.  [See #157 for original preiminary draft of manuscript.)

(Armour & Company of Chicago.)
(Forgotten or ignored history rediscovered and presented about bottle collecting in the Canal Zone Isthmus of Panama during he early days of organized bottle collecting – 1968)
 (Hutchinson Bottle Collectors Assn., formed Sept.30, 2006.  The announcement details the group's goals and objectives.)
(About a 1978 U.S. ban on lead-containing paint and Aplied Color Labeled [ACL] soda pop bottles shipped from Mexico containing sugar-sweetened Coca-Cola, Schweppes, and Pepsi-Cola.)
(History of Koca-Nola, one of many successful imitators of Coca-Cola, and its collectibles:  Featuring the rare and very valuable sole surviving Koca-Nola advertising match safe displaying a woman – under an oval of mica – in a green evening gown.)  [Federation Glass Works, Jan. 1992]
(Draft – preliminary version of tongue-in-cheek essay on priviy digging in the past and in the future.)
(Draft – preliminary version of the history of the famous ACL Canada Dry soda water bottle honoring Vice President Lyndon Baines Johnson and featuring the seal of his office.)
 (History of Billy Miner the famous train robber and the patent medicine connection to Carter's Little Liver Pills.)
(Original manuscript featuring the history of the Frisbie and illustrations.)
(This is an original manuscript written by Cecil Munsey in 2001.)
(Summaries of Federation of Historical Bottle Collectors (FOHBC) Hall of Fame recipients from 1981 to 2003 with potographs.  [Cecil Munsey = 1987])
(Original manuscript for "Yes They Can.")
(Charles Dana Gibson [1867-1944], artist and inventor of the famous "Gibson Girls" in 1887, created bottle collecting's oldest and most popular etching – "Cabinet of a Bottle Collector" in 1901.  He was insired by Paul Thumann's painting "Psyche at Nature's Mirror" which became the trademark for White Rock mineral water.  Both are favorite icons of turn-of-the-[19th]-century America and favorites of collectors.
(Bottle collecting and glass glossary from Munsey book – The Illustrated Guide to COLLECTING BOTTLES – Hawthorn Books, Inc., New York, 1970)
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